VIÑA LOS VASCOS | COLCHAGUA VALLEY, CHILE

"30 years ago, I visited Los Vascos for the first time and was immediately in awe at the beauty and size of the estate we had here. Since then, I’ve come back every year and the magic has been seeing this land evolve through the work of nature and of our teams. It has grown to become an estate with its own unique ecosystem of birds, trees and most importantly exceptional people and vineyards" - Baron Eric de Rothschild.

WINE MAKER |  Philippe Rolet

WINE MAKER | Philippe Rolet

Philippe Rolet is General Manager of Bodegas CARO (Argentina). He also manages another DBR estate – Vina Los Vascos in Chile. Philippe started his career in France at Domaine William Fèvre in Chablis and managed the Chilean Estate of the company for five years. Today, he is also a French honorary consul in charge of Mendoza, San Luis and San Juan provinces. Philippe was born and raised in Jura where his family owned Domaine Rolet, the second largest estate of the region. He lives in Mendoza with his partner Vanessa and their two sons Arthur and Ambroise.

THE WINERY

THE WINERY

Domaines Barons De Rothschild Lafite took over Los Vascos (meaning the Basques, in honour of its Basque origins) in 1988. At the time, the estate extended to 2,200 hectares with 220 hectares planted to vine. Planted in a single block, the vineyard at Viña Los Vascos benefits from intense exposure to the sun, adequate water sources, semiarid soils and little risk of frost. This unique microclimate has everything needed to produce extraordinary wines and a mixture of grape varietals thrive here: Cabernet Sauvignon (85%), Carmenère (5%), Syrah (4%), Malbec (1%) and Chardonnay (5%). Following a major replanting at the beginning of the 1990s, the vineyard is divided between a group of 15-year old plots and another group of 40 to 50-year old plots. The oldest vines are 70 years old.

GALLERY

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